ESM To Sponsor ‘Small Store Of The Year’ Category At IGD Awards
ESM: European Supermarket Magazine has been named as the sponsor of the 'Small Store of the Year' category at the forthcoming IGD Awards, which take place in London on Tuesday 2 October.
The 'Small Store of the Year' category – a new addition to the IGD Awards this year – will acknowledge where retailers have pushed boundaries, creating an innovative, original store format that improves the shopping experience.
The shortlist for the category, which will be devised this summer, will include retailers from around the world and feature one-off outlets, pilot stores, and reinventions of existing properties.
With over 25 years of heritage, the IGD Awards are one of the premier industry events in the retail and FMCG calendar, celebrating business excellence, people development, sustainability, and individual success.
"ESM is delighted to participate in the IGD Awards, which are recognised across the food and grocery industry," commented Stephen Wynne-Jones, editor, ESM: European Supermarket Magazine. "The level of innovation in new-store and -concept development across Europe has never been higher, and, as such, we are expecting competition to be fierce for this high-profile category."
ESM joins sponsors including Coca-Cola European Partners, the Co-operative, E Fundamentals, The Grocer, KPMG, McCurrach, Newton, Pladis, Sainsbury's and Savvy, in participating in this year's awards.
“We’re delighted to welcome ESM on board as sponsor of the 'Small Store of the Year' award,” says Nick Downing, IGD Commercial Director. “The IGD Awards go from strength to strength – this will be an exciting category to judge, based on over 750 store visits.
“This award provides a great opportunity to showcase excellence among small business owners that are pushing boundaries and creating an innovative, original store format that improves the shopping experience. The IGD Awards are free to enter, so we encourage everyone in the industry to get involved,” added Downing.
Retailers can enter the IGD Awards by clicking here.
About The IGD Awards
The IGD Awards have a long and respected history of celebrating outstanding achievements across the food and grocery industry.
The 2018 edition of the awards takes place on Tuesday 2 October at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, overlooking the superb surroundings of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, overlooking the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. For more information, click here.
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